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Coca-Cola confirmed it's probing a possible network intrusion after the Stormous cybercrime gang claimed it stole 161GB of data from the beverage giant. "We are aware of this matter and are investigating to determine the validity of the claim," Coca-Cola communications global vice president Scott Leith told The Register on …

  1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge


    -> Coca-Cola previously suspended its business in Russia and said it has committed to contributions totaling $14.8 million to support the Red Cross and other relief efforts in Ukraine.

    How much did Coca-Cola contribute to the victims of America's illegal invasion of Iraq?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Coca-Cola

      none, but pepsi did, with diet cans cooked in the heat turning the aspartame into bad stuff, causing health issues for many vets.

      1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

        Re: Coca-Cola

        Is that what happens to aspartame? I didn't know that. I have a diet Coke or Pepsi once a week so I get my share of it.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Coca-Cola

          that product has a very 'interesting' history, worth the research.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Self identifying

    Glad the KGB/FSB or whatever is letting people know they are government agents and not just stand alone criminals.

    Since RU criminals and government lines tend to be blurry, while at the same time China hackers are most often easily identified as government run.

    It's nice to know, these people have government paychecks and their names are on a list some place, to get their pay and benefits. That list will be found :)

  3. scrubber


    "Russian government's illegal invasion of Ukraine"

    They ain't broken no laws the US has signed up to.

    1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

      Re: Jurisdiction

      Do as you are told, not as the USA does.

      It's a strange thing about a country which preaches democracy and freedom, they think they have the right to inflict their views on other people.

    2. veti Silver badge

      Re: Jurisdiction

      You mean, like the UN Charter or the Budapest Memorandum? No, nothing there about not invading Ukraine, except that's the whole fucking point of those documents that the US and Russia both voluntarily signed up to.

      The Budapest Memorandum is particularly significant because in it, Russia pledged to respect Ukraine's borders at that time, not to initiate military force or threats against them, and specifically not under any circumstances to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against them. See how that's going?

    3. Filippo Silver badge

      Re: Jurisdiction

      There is such a thing as international law. It's often extremely difficult to enforce, but that's another story.

    4. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Jurisdiction


      You may want to check international laws regarding wars and conflict.

      Its why they try and spin it as an act of self defence as NATO was definitely, without fail, almost certainly going to invade Russia.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh the irony...

    According to Wikipedia, Coke's Russian operations stockpiled ingredients to enable them to continue production in the face of sanctions and yet they're still targeted by Russian hackers!

    Couldn't happen to a nicer company.

  5. Securitymoose

    What critical data could they possibly have grabbed?

    How many people connect to CC and give them all their personal details? Many a bunch of addicts, buying the stuff by the lorry-load, but I can't see it affecting the majority of folks.

    Perhaps they have captured internal reports saying how bad the product is for health or the mess its bottles and cans make of the environment. Earth shattering if it gets out... not.

    I don't think I'm going to lose any sleep over it.

    (At least CC didn't steal Christmas, as rumours would have it. The rotund home invader used to have a green suit, but it wasn't CC who changed it. )

  6. steven_t


    That's quite a big slurp!

  7. David Austin

    The Important question

    Did they nab the secret formular? I'd be quite interested in seeing that...

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: The Important question

      Doubt they'd have their crown jewels that on a computer - but I'm sure plenty of people have studied what CC orders from suppliers and quantities/and those will be on computers - and most probably CC have some red herrings/decoy ingredients that they order, but are not in the actual product, and then quietly dispose of/destroy

  8. Kev99 Silver badge

    Oh, putting all of proprietary, confidential, and business critical data on the 'net / cloud is perfectly safe. So what if a net is just a bunch of holes held together by string or that a cloud is a bunch of holes held together with vapor.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Brown sugar water...

    ...sometimes without sugar.

    You can fit that recipe on a 140 character tweet, never mind 160GB data dump.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Register propaganda bots

    Always interesting to see anything that questions the narrative get downvoted rapidly w/out comment on this site.

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